War Diaries Talk

Terminology

  • Jan_Greenslade by Jan_Greenslade

    Does anyone know what Garrisons of Keeps means? I have an entry which reads, Company moved to the trenches to find the Garrisons of Keeps in B.3 Section?

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  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    Sorry, I'm not sure. Any historians present who could help with this one?

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  • HeatherC by HeatherC moderator

    Jan - can you post a link to the page please?

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  • David_Underdown by David_Underdown moderator

    Keeps were particular strongpoints within defensive sysems (the name taken from the Keep of a castle, the central defensive feature), "find[ing] the garrisons" in this context means they were responsible for providing the garrisons for these strongpoints.

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